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Apr 19, 2013 12:00am PDT
like you. thank you. tavis: more than a decade before the civil rights activists took to the streets, branch rickey went up against a wall of segregation and brought in jackie roosevelt robinson to play in america's then all white pastime. it was a courageous move. all the while driving on the field. rekeyed took on the baseball this movient -- challenges -- let's take a look. >> i love baseball. given my whole life to it. i was a player at ohio university. they had a negro capture on the team -- catcher and the team. i saw him laid low, broken, because of the color of his skin. unfair atsomething the heart of the game i love. came when i could no longer ignore it. you help me love baseball again. tavis: >> congratulations, number one last weekend. off to a good start. i specifically asked for this clip, and i wanted this clip because it is one of the most powerful scenes in the movie. to see this. went >> senior citizen discount? [laughter] that he have a feeling is going to be worth something. you might see that on ebay and a few years as this movie comes a classic. i wanted to go
Apr 24, 2013 12:00am PDT
civil rights movement. for me, they were a family and a protective vest and shielded us. i lived in panther housing, i went to a panther school. we were told that we were part of something special and we were meant for something powerful. not just for black people, but for all people who were oppressed. as a young child, i felt empowered. i felt important. i felt appreciated. if i were outside of the black panther bubble, everything in america was telling me i was dirty and i was stupid and i was a criminal. in my early formative years, i was shielded from that. i was given the opposite message. tavis: that did not stop you from having run ins. >> once we left the panthers, and i was being raised by my mother alone, my father was in prison, he was also a black panther. my mother left the panthers and it was six children and her. it was a single mother trying to raise us and she did well initially. she became the first female welder in oakland. she would have an injury and she lost the job. she struggled with an alcohol addiction and depression. our family started to fall apart. tavi
Apr 20, 2013 12:00am PDT
families of the civil- rights struggle. he is the son of medgar evers. >> thank you very much for allow me to be on this group. for many years, i have been able to see the guest, what shoot, and as a photographer watched the guest. you make them comfortable, and you bring out the best in them, which helps me in my job. tavis: that is my job, to make your job easier. and you do a fine job of it. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: after four decades and more than 30 million records solarann and nancy will just inducted into the rock-and- roll hall of fame. the road was not always smooth and some of their conflicts and behind-the-scenes dramas have been well chronicled, i
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